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World War II: Soviet Union
Russian aircraft of WWII
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!/32 Mig 3
wingman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 04:56 AM UTC
Hi again. Here is another update. All camo colors have been applied. Light blue on the underside with Interior Green and Black mixed with a little White on the upperside. Masking was used on the wing topsides the rest was sprayed freehand. I'm still learning the freehand method. As far as the rocket colors go, I decided to go all Black with the noses and fuses drybrushed with ChromeSilver mixed with some Raw Umber artist oils after I saw some color profiles. I will be masking and painting the areas on the leading edge of the wings where the slats rest. I plan on having the slats open a bit. The wheel wells have to be masked and painted yet. Thanks for looking everyone, Merry Christmas. Wingman out.

NickZour
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 05:03 AM UTC
Very nice, keep going


Cheers Nick
Tin_Can
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 05:07 AM UTC
It's looking great. Your freehand work seems to look just fine.
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 05:12 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

This is superb work in progress!

I hope you will allow us to do a feature of it when it is finished...

Jean-Luc
wingman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 08:23 AM UTC
Thanks Nick. The wheel wells and slat areas will be painted next. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.
wingman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 08:27 AM UTC
Thanks Bryan. There isn't a lot of overspray from the Black. I guess you have to keep doin' it to get better at it. I see some builds where the demarcation looks wonderful and they say that it was freehand, it's very impressive. A steady hand is very much needed. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.
wingman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 08:34 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc. Thanks for the kind words. I find that I'm learning something new as I go on building. Thanks for asking about a feature, that would be great. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments, it's a nice "picker upper" to keep building. I'm so glad to have found this site. Not only do you get to display your own work and get help with problems that you may come across, you can see some outstanding work too. Thanks for looking Jean-Luc, Wingman out.
wingman
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Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 09:15 AM UTC
Hi. The prop and spinner and wheels and tires have been assembled. Weathering on the prop and spinner was done with Black and White artist chalk mixed together and applied with a stiff brush and then brushed again with a nice soft brush to blend it out. The wheels were first weathered with the Future wash early in the build. I decided to use the same artist chalk weathering technique on the wheels and tires. The weathering is light so it is kinda hard to see in the photos. A little touch up has to be done where the wheels meet the tires. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.
Moonchild
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Slovenia
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Posted: Friday, December 25, 2009 - 09:18 AM UTC
It is looking great, very nice build.

Anže
wingman
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 05:21 AM UTC
Hello. Mal's Miracle Masks arrived the other day. The left side of the plane has been completed. They are easy to use. The masks I used were for one color so it was simple process. The masking film is very thin and conforms nicely to curves and bulges. The rudder on the Mig 3 that I'm building has overstated ribs. The masks conformed very nicely. The right side has to be completed yet and also the stars on the undersides of the wings. Thank you Mal. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.

wingman
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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 09:19 AM UTC
Hello. A quick update. All parts have been weathered and dullcoated. A raw umber wash and artist chalks were used for the weathering. A little more weatrhering needs to be done on the tires and gear doors. The windscreen and fixed canopy have been attached. The rockets attached to their rails. That's about it for now, thanks for looking, Wingman out.


TedMamere
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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 10:20 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

Most impressive!

Jean-Luc
Automaton
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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 03:53 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

I'm a fancier of VVS subjects, but somehow this one had slipped under my radar. I was just now looking back over the build thread, and I gotta say it's outstanding. Looks like you're in the homestretch now, and I'm eagerly anticipating seeing her complete.

Regards;

Automaton
wingman
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 04:19 PM UTC
Thanks Automaton. This build is done. All the fragile parts were added last. One of the cool things about building models is when you start to attach the last of the parts it really starts to take shape. I really liked the way this one started to look when the last of the parts were going on. This plane has a unique shape all its own. Thanks for the kind comments and following along everyone, Wingman out.






TedMamere
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 11:50 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

Excellent photos of an excellent model!

Jean-Luc
wingman
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc. Thanks. I forgot that I had these photos to use as backrounds. This was a fun build. Great fit, nice detail, very nice overall. Thanks for the kind words. Wingman out.
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 03:52 AM UTC
What a stunning build I love the Mig 3
NickZour
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 04:23 AM UTC
Very mice work, but I dislike Mig-3


Cheers Nick

wingman
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 04:39 PM UTC
Thanks Jean-Luc. I recently received some umbrellas to shoot my flashes through that softens the light and gives a nice spread of light. The backround is a 11X14 photo I shot somewhere near our house. The model was a joy to build. I really like the green and black scheme. I think it fits the shape of the Mig 3 well. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.
wingman
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 04:41 PM UTC
Thanks Dirk. When I got this kit a long time ago, I wasn't too keen on the shape of the plane but once it came together in this build I really started to like way it looks. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.
wingman
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 04:43 PM UTC
Hi Nick, thanks. Is it the shape that you don't like? I wonder what it was like landing one of these. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.